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Student orientations and “Meet the Teacher” dates and times have been set for Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD schools. All campuses, except LCM High School will hold their back to school events on Thursday, August 21.

Little Cypress Junior High sixth grade students and parents will meet in the cafeteria at 10 a.m. for a brief orientation. At the same time, seventh and eighth grade boys athletics will meet in Bates Gym. At 10:30 a.m. class schedules will be posted outside of the school office and students can visit their classrooms and meet their teachers.

Also on August 21, Mauriceville Middle students will Meet the Teacher from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Mauriceville Elementary students can visit the campus and meet their teachers from 5 to 6:15 p.m. on August 21. Class rosters will be posted and school faculty and staff will be available to help direct you to the correct classrooms.

Little Cypress Intermediate students will “Meet the Teacher” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on August 21.

Little Cypress Elementary teachers will be available for their students to meet them on August 21 from 5:30 to 7.

On Monday, August 18, LCM High School students will report to the auditorium for orientation. Tenth graders are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., juniors at 11 a.m., seniors at 1 p.m. and freshmen will have “Bear Beginnings” orientation at 6:30 p.m.

Students may pick up schedules, pay for parking passes and student IDs, put money on lunch accounts, and take school pictures (must be in dress code) at this time.

One thing that students and parents can look forward to this year is information on LCMHS being named a Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (T-STEM) Academy. Representatives from UT Tyler – LCM’s partner in this program, will be on hand to give an overview of the benefits to T-STEM and the opportunities it will provide LCM students.

UT Tyler will also bring their Mobile STEM Lab and Kidz Science Safari so that students of all ages can participate in STEM learning activities, to get an idea of what is offered through the Academy.

Questions should be directed to the campus attended by ones’ child. LCE 886-2838, LCI 886-4245, MVE 745-1615, MMS 745-3970, and LCM HS 886-5821. The area code for each number is (409).

 

2013-14 School Highlights

Savannah Smith and Katherine Burns are the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2014. 
     

2014 20-4A All-District Softball Team here.  LCM senior shortstop Haley Mills and pitcher Hope Russell were selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Assoc. 4A All-State Softball Team.

20-4A Coaches All-District Baseball Team here.

2014 38-4A All-District Soccer Team

A wide receiver and defensive back for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ Bears, Teondre Gant will play with Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.
   
   
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School announced the winners of its most coveted awards, the Golden Bear and Mr./Miss LCM. Katherine Burns and Jace Bagwell were named Miss LCM and Mr. LCM. These students are nominated by teachers who then vote to identify boy and girl students on each grade level who exemplify qualities that make them successful in all areas of school life. These students are then voted on by the senior student population to determine Mr. and Miss LCM. Jacob Richard claimed the Golden Bear, which is a teacher-nominated position to pay tribute to a student, who throughout his or her high school career, has shown outstanding leadership and personal qualities that exemplify the best of what teachers and administrators want to see in LCM HS graduates.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD celebrated its first groundbreaking, as construction nears at the Mauriceville Elementary and Middle School campuses. The “200” building, built in the mid 1950’s and attached to the round top gym, will be demolished and new construction will join the two schools. A new, joint kitchen with separate cafeterias for each campus will be built, as will additional classrooms and a gym at MMS. Renovations will be made to both campuses to help make the schools more secure. The next groundbreaking will be at Little Cypress Elementary and Intermediate Schools on June 3 at 1 p.m., with LCM High School and Little Cypress Junior High to be announced later this year.
Trent Manuel and Bryce Rambo of LCM won the SETX High School Fishing Regional Tournament at Sam Rayburn on Sunday.  The duo was in 17th place going into Sunday's final day and surged to the top with 19.89 pounds to win with 32 pounds.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School senior, Emalee Carlton, signed with New Mexico Highlands University on a track and field scholarship on Wednesday, May 28. Emalee placed Second at the District Track Meet in the Shot Put. She placed Third at Area with a personal best throw of 35’ 0” and also competed at the regional track meet. At NMHU she will begin her season in December and will train not only in shot, but also hammer and javelin. Emalee is joined by her parents Doug and Pat and brothers Patrick and Carl.
 

Living up to their nickname the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears battled and clawed Elgin to the last batter, but the Lady Cats scratched out a come-from-behind 8-7 victory to claim the area playoff series held at College Park High School in The Woodlands on Saturday evening.  Elgin won the first game of the series 8-5 on Friday and will move on to play Dayton in the next round.  The Lady Bears took the lead early and took the lead late only to have the Lady Cats fight back and take the lead early and the game late.  Elgin scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh after two were out to capture the game.  This followed Little Cypress-Mauriceville (26-8) scoring two runs in the top of the seventh to go ahead 7-6.  More

At the 4A State Golf Tournament Monday, LCM's Lauren Cox shot an 86-89=175 at the University of Texas Golf Club.  Cheyenne Knight of Aledo won the title with a 144 total.  At the 3A State Tournament being played at the Lost Pines Resort, BC's Skylar Petroski shot 79-88=167.  The winning total was 149 from G.K. Morrison of Andrews HS. Allison Davis of Silsbee shot 164 to finish 15 shots off the lead.   PNG's Braden Bailey shot 149 with the winning total 138. 

LCM sophomore Lauren Cox, standing with her parents, will advance to the State Golf Tournament after shooting 74-76 to finish fifth at the 4A Regional Tournament that wrapped up Wednesday in Sealy.  State will be April 28-29 at the University of Texas Golf Club.  Braden Bailey of PNG finished 2nd and will also advance to State.

38-4A All-District girls Soccer Team

20-4A Track Meet  Results 

Troy Angelo, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School senior, won the State Powerlifting Championship this weekend in Abilene, Texas. Troy lifted a total of 1,615 pounds to take the title for the 198-pound weight class.  The boys powerlifting coach is David Kendrick.

Manuel will play football at ETBU.

2014 All-KOGT Basketball Team
Boys Girls
LaQuarious Paige, WOS Alexus Henry, BC
Ty Thompson, WOS Kelsey Fults, BC
Trumaine Elmore, LCM Eriel Jordan, WOS
Jace Robertson, LCM Cassidy Webster, LCM
Alex Bingham, BC Tori Thompson, LCM
Carmichael Wiley, OF Caylin Choate, BC
Coach-Jason Wilkins, WOS Coach-Jennifer Willis, BC
   

Coaches 20-4A All-District Basketball Team

Most Valuable Player

Colton Weisbrod

Sr.

Nederland

Offensive Player of Year

Jordan Hunter

Jr.

Ozen

Defensive Player of Year

E’Torrian Wilridge

Jr.

Central

Newcomer of Year

Jaylan Ballou

Soph.

Nederland

Coach of Year

Marquis Saveat

HC

Ozen

1st Team:

   

Blake Fuss

Sr.

LCM

Jace Robertson

Sr.

LCM

Trumaine Elmore

Sr.

LCM

Tyler Toon

Sr.

Nederland

Nyjal Pearson

Soph.

Central

Andre Morris

Jr.

Central

Jacory Guillory

Jr.

Central

Demasters Sam

Sr.

Ozen

Shane Spence

Sr.

Lumberton

Deondre Frank

Sr.

Nederland

Christian Bolton

Jr.

Ozen

2nd Team:

   

Josh Boyd

Soph.

Ozen

Grant Allen

Sr.

Vidor

Ryan Haynes

Soph.

Ozen

Jacob Underhill

Sr.

PNG

Colton Kimler

Sr.

Nederland

Garrison Mitchell

Sr.

Central

Jared Hunter

Sr.

Ozen

Michael Jacquet

Jr.

Central

Tyren Atwood

Jr.

Central

Kwame Phlegm

Sr.

Livingston

     
UIL Cutoff Numbers Beginning with the 2014-15 School Year
Football
6A 2100 and above
5A 1060-2099
4A DI 686-1059
4A DII 465-685
3A DI 315-464
3A DII 220-314
2A DI 158-219
2A DII 105-157
1A DI 55-104
1A DII 54 and below
All other sports
6A 2100 and above
5A 1060-2099
4A 465-1059
3A 220-464
2A 105-219
1A 104 and below
2013-14 Coaches 20-4A All-District Girls Basketball Team
Most Valuable Player ~ Allison Jacks – Lumberton Senior
Offensive Player ~ Jerica Bolin – Beaumont Ozen Senior
Defensive Player ~ Raylie Harmon – Beaumont Ozen Junior
Newcomer ~ Dereca Garrett – Beaumont Central Freshmen
Coach of the Year ~ Tammy Walker-Brown – Beaumont Ozen
1st Team:
Aubrey Hubert –  Ozen Junior
Whitney Bernard –  Ozen Sophomore
Makayla Beckett – Ozen Senior
Megan Worry – Lumberton Junior
Taylor Powell – Lumberton Junior
Talitha Savoy – Central Senior
Aliyah Ozane ­– Central Senior
Tori Thompson – LCM Junior
Cassidy Webster – LCM Senior
Kinsey Miller – Nederland Senior
 
2nd Team:
D’Asia Ivory – Livingston Sophomore
Katie Stephenson – Vidor Sophomore
Taylor Breuer – PNG Senior
Jhonrekia Ramsey-Dunn – Livingston Soph
Rochelle Harmon – Ozen Freshmen
Essence Templeton – Ozen Junior
Alexandra Russ – Central Senior
Breasia Allison – Central Junior
Hanna Holt – Lumberton Sophomore
Kendra Coleman – PNG Junior
Alix Sellers – Lumberton Freshmen
Josie Nimitz – LCM Junior
Malaysia Winbush – LCM Junior
Deloren Goudeau – Nederland Sophomore
Chelsea Gloude – Ozen Sophomore
Amber Jacks – Lumberton Sophomore
The LCM Lady bears won the Vidor Varsity Girl's Golf tournament held at Brentwood with a score of 383. LCM sophomore Lauren Cox won first place with a tournament best of 74. Other team members were Ashley Young, Kacie Nichols, Morgan Colier, Hope Henry and Theresa Beckett.
Teammates, friends and family joined three Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bear Football players as they signed to play college ball. From left Bradley Bergeron will play for Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX., Dalton Doyle signed to play at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS, and Trent Manuel has signed with McNeese in Lake Charles.
 
   
Little Cypress-Mauriceville's Sarah Woods and Malayzia Winbush made the TSWA 4A all-state volleyball team.  Woods was a Second Team selection as an Outside Hitter and Winbush was selected to the Honorable Mention Team as a Middle Blocker.
Three LCM softball players signed letters of intent Tuesday.  From left, Hope Russell (St.Mary), Taylor Fraccastoro (SFA), and Haley Mills (Tyler JC).
 

Left to right: Josie West (Co-Setter of the Year), Darby Strother (Honorable Mention), Malayzia Winbush (First Team), Sarah Woods (Co-MVP), Jade Piper (First Team), Dayja Arnold (Second Team), Kelsey Crowe (Honorable Mention)

 

The LCM volleyball team finished second in the district after beating Livingston in a playoff. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to Dayton 3-1.
1. Lumberton 2. LCM 3. Livingston 4. PNG

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Board of Trustees and Administrators honored the 2013 LCM Award recipients on Friday, November 1, at a reception at LCM High School and again in front of the football crowd during halftime. Those recognized included alumni who are serving or have served in the military. They are active servicemen, Lance Corporal John Clark and PFC Nathaniel Clark, U.S. Marines, and Staff Sergeant Cole Aven, U.S. Army. Those who are no longer active, but who have served honorably are Trini Gonzalez, First Lieutenant – U.S. Air Force and Gary Frederick – U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and Lance Corporal Shane Goldman, Marines, who died in combat during Iraqi Freedom. Five graduates were named as Distinguished Alumni. They include Thomas Dunn, D.V.M. who practices veterinary medicine in Orange, local attorney Steve Parkhurst, family practice physician Calvin Parker, M.D., Joe Dan Dunn, Ph.D. who is conducting post-doctoral research at Duke University, and Orange County businessman, Ross Smith, owner of Akrotex and David Self Ford. Hall of Fame inductees do not have to be graduates of LCM, but must have made an impact of significance on the LCM District. Long-time teachers, coaches and administrators, Linda and Larry Warner, were named to this year’s Hall of Fame, as were former Director of Bands Nelson Nolden and Ross Smith, an alumni and benefactor of LCM schools. For details on these individuals and the LCM awards, go to the LCM website and look for the bear logo on the front page at www.lcmcisd.org. Attached Photos: Hall of Fame from left, Nelson Nolden, Linda Warner, Larry Warner, and Ross Smith. Military Wall of Honor from left, Trini Gonzalez, Lynn and Jim Clark (parents of John and Nate Clark who are on active duty), Emily Clark (wife of Nate Clark), and Jan Manshack (mother of Shane Goldman, killed in combat). Distinguished Alumni from left, Jan Dunn (mother representing Joe Don Dunn), Thomas Dunn, D.V.M., Calvin Parker, M.D., Steve Parkhurst and Ross Smith.

Scores from Saturday's Marching Contest Oct. 19
Little Cypress Mauriceville 1
Orangefield 1
Bridge City 1
Vidor 1
West Orange Stark 3
Deweyville 2
more scores  
Before LCM defeated Ozen 24-7 Friday night, Clyde Jones and Bailey Newton were named Homecoming King and Queen.  More photos in the KOGT Photo Gallery
 
University of Alabama track & field athlete Hayden Reed of Orange won the discus on Friday night at the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia, with a winning throw of 205 feet, 0 inches (62.49 meters). Reed made his winning effort on his final throw of the competition after showing improvement on each of his six attempts.   Reed, who redshirted at Alabama during the 2013 indoor and outdoor seasons, earned a spot on the U.S. National Team in June by winning the USATF Junior National Championships. He will be a redshirt freshman in the upcoming 2014 indoor and outdoor seasons. The Pan American Junior Athletics Championship showcases many top international junior athletes.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD will have a few changes in administrators during the 2013-2014 school year. The year will begin with Patti Steele and Jason Yeaman in assistant principal roles at Little Cypress Elementary and Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, respectively. Patti Steele has taught at Mauriceville Elementary and served as the math acceleration teacher at Little Cypress Intermediate. She says, “I am a proud educator in the LCM family.” Steele is beginning her nineteenth year in education, with sixteen of those being with LCM CISD. more

Little Cypress Mauriceville competes in the always difficult District 20-4A.  The Bears come in as one of the smallest schools, based on enrollment, in that tough district.  Last season LCM was not eliminated from the playoff hunt until the last game of the district finishing with a season record of 4 and 6.  The Bears Head Coach Randy Crouch is proud of the effort his team displayed in the 2012 football season.  “As the year wore on I thought we improved every week, and we were in it right to the very end, and we were playing for something to the very end and that’s always good,” Crouch recollected. Coming into the 2013 football season Coach Crouch is excited about the returning experience the Bears have at quarterback.  Crouch sited that most other District 20-4A opponents graduated their quarterbacks from last season.  Caleb Harley did an excellent job as quarterback throughout the season especially after taking over fulltime when Jake Sonnier was injured in the PNG game.  Harley threw for 1,528 yards and 14 touchdowns.  Sonnier will challenge Harley for the starting quarterback spot according to Crouch. more

 

2012-13 School Highlights

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville staff found out who the District Teachers of the Year were during the annual End of year Recognition Celebration. Debbie Veillon of Little Cypress Intermediate and Rhonda Brady of Mauriceville Middle were named Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. The District ToY’s are selected from all of the campus ToY’s, who were selected by their campus peers. Besides Veillon and Brady, the Campus Teachers of the Year for each campus were Terry Morris – LCM High School; Cassie Bishop – Little Cypress Junior High; Karen Kachtik- Little Cypress Elementary; and Sharon Bussell – Mauriceville Elementary. All of the six applications are sent to anonymous judges, who are educators, from outside of the LCM District. Each judge ranks their choices from one to three for both elementary and secondary. The District winners’ applications are then sent to Region V for judging at the area level. From left - Assistant Superintendent Greg Perry, Elementary Teacher of the Year Debbie Veillon, Secondary Teacher of the Year Rhonda Brady, and Superintendent Dr. Pauline Hargrove.
 

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Seniors participating in the commencement program on Saturday included (from left) Jessica  Hanson – Valedictorian, Levi Ken Morris – Salutatorian, Lacy Woodard – Student Council President, Caleb Bickham – Student Council Vice-President, Tara Thompson – Senior Class President, Zoe Casteel - Senior Class Vice-President, Harley Rayburn - Senior Class Secretary, and Bryce Lemoine - Senior Class Treasurer.

     
Little Cypress-Mauriceville has named Kent Morris & Tara Thompson as Mr. and Miss LCM for the 2012-13 school year. And the 2013 Golden Bear is Lacy Woodard.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville senior golfer James Walker signed to play golf at the University of Houston in Victoria.

20-4A All-District Baseball Team

Lady Bears were swept out of playoffs by Ridge Point in region semifinals

20-4A All-District Softball Team
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Raven Cole LC-M
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Gia Johns, Vidor
DEFENSIVE MVP: Shanice Hagler, Vidor
OFFENSIVE MVP: Kassie James, LC-M
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Katie Lee, PN-G
FIRST TEAM
Pitchers: Makayla Kelly, Nederland;
Maddison Ohler, Lumberton
Catchers: Taylor Fraccastoro, LC-M;
 Randee Crawford, Livingston
Infield: Keeli Milligan, Vidor; Ricki Gilbert, PN-G; Kelsey Beard, Nederland; Kaleigh Roy, LC-M
Outfielders: Tori Cooper, Nederland; Morgan Babineaux, LC-M; Kalli Edwards, Vidor
Utility: Taylor Harvill, Lumberton

SECOND TEAM
Pitchers: Shelby Valentine, PN-G;
Whitney Howerton, Vidor
Catchers: Nicole Matise, Nederland;
Ryanne Lunceford, PN-G
Infielders: Jensen Richard, Nederland; Savannah Guidry, Nederland; Ashley Bunner, Vidor;
Chelsea McLain, LC-M
Outfielders: Hailey McClendon, Livingston; Mikaela Stegall, LC-M; Nicole Thorn, PN-G
Utility: Hope Russell, LC-M

   
The LCM Battlin Bear Band Colorguard is proud to announce their officers for the 2013-2014 school year. Senior Captain Laura Daleo and Lieutenant Hannah Hodges, a sophomore, are both excited to lead the guard of 19 members. Under the direction of Shannon Autry, the 2013-14 LCM Colorguard has grown from 7 members during the 2012-2013 school year to the current 19 members.
The Honey Bear Drill Team of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School have announced their new officers for the 2013-2014 school year. They were announced at the Honey Bear Installation Tea. Pictured from left to right: McKenzie Dileo-1st Co-Captain, Rebecca Sanford-1st Co-Captain, Tricia Newman-2nd Co-Captain, Megan Lisle-Captain, Gabrielle Gonzales-2nd Co-Captain, Hannah Foreman-Lieutenant, Alyssa Humphrey-Lieutenant.

Demi Sheppard was named to the First Team 38-4A Soccer Team

The 4A Area Track Meet concluded Friday with the top four finishers going to Regionals. For LCM: Blythe Ferguson finished second in both the shot and discus. Tyler Howlett won the shot and Ethan Reed was fourth in the discus.  Bailey Williams finished fourth in the triple jump.  Zoe Casteel was second in the pole vault, and Dylan Gruber was fourth in the 110h.

LCM's Aaron Lilly finished second in the 800 run at the 20-4A Track Meet April 11 but is still headed to the Area Meet.  The Bears did not win any gold medals but several came home with silver.  Besides Lilly, Robyn Steen was second in the 400, Brooke Manual in the 1600, and Dylan Gruber in the 110 hurdles. Vidor's Madison Chilton won the 400 and all three of the Lady Pirate relay teams will be going to Area.  Photos in the KOGT Photo Gallery. Results

Tara Thompson (left) and Kayleigh Roy of LCM High School have been chosen to play in the 1st Annual Southeast Texas Coaches Association All-Star Basketball Game. The top seniors and coaches in Southeast Texas were chosen by a committee.  The game will be played in Winnie at East Chambers’ Basketball Gym at 6:30 p.m. on June 14th, 2013.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School senior, Coleton Boudreaux, signed with Texas Lutheran University to play football on Wednesday, April 3. Coleton is a three-year Varsity starting linebacker and defensive captain for the LCM Bears. During his senior year, Coleton played several positions, including linebacker, defensive end, defensive tackle, tight end, full back and special teams. For Coleton's High School career at LCM, he had a total of 270 tackles, which includes 80 solo tackles. He received the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Academic All District Award. Also, he is a three-year Regional Qualifier and two-year State Qualifier in Powerlifting. Pictured: Coleton Boudreaux - Coleton Boudreaux is joined by his family and Coach Randy Crouch. They are, from left, sister Haley, mom Laura, Coach Crouch (standing),Coleton, and dad Dwayne.

 
On Wednesday three at LCM signed to play at the next level.  From left: Demi Sheppard will play volleyball at Paris JC, Casey Viator will play football at Texas Lutheran and Raven Cole will pitch for LSU-Eunice.  Sheppard was the libero (defensive specialist) and had 507 digs, 44% perfect pass percentage, 59 aces and 17 kills.  Viator played as many as 6 positions in his career. In Viator's last game against Vidor, he had 10 catches for 233 yards. For the season, Casey had 36 catches for 533 yards and 8 scores. He was an All KOGT Football Team member.  Cole is a three time member of the All-KOGT team.  She lead the Bears to the Region Final last year and this year is Bears lead pitcher and bats clean-up.
 
Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Blythe Ferguson (center) won First Place in her weight class, lifting a total of 1020 pounds at the State Powerlifting Meet.  Bear Iron members Kallye Harris (left) was Eighth with a total of 720 pounds, and Courtney Price was tenth with a total of 620 pounds. Both Ferguson and Harris are sophomores and Price is a freshman. Coaches for Bear Iron are David Kendrick and Kim Levens.
   
After intentionally walking Brandon Humphries in the bottom of the seventh with James Swan at third, Shea Richards hit a three run walk-off homerun to give the LCM Bears an 8-6 win over Lumberton to win the Don Gibbens Tournament Saturday.
LCM Don Gibbens Baseball Tournament
Time Thursday
10:30 Jasper 10 BC 16
1:00 Lumberton 3 Silsbee 6
3:30 Silsbee 3 BC 13
6:00 LCM 5 Lumberton 3
Time Friday
10:30 Lumberton 4 BC 1
1:00 Silsbee 15 Jasper 0
3:30 LCM 9 Silsbee 1
6:00 LCM 4 Jasper 5
Time Saturday
10:30 Jasper 0 Lumberton 3
1:00 BC 3 LCM 4
3:30 LCM 8 Lumb 6 (Champ)
   
   
Saturday LCM baseball held its annual alumni game and had a plaque dedication to former coach Vince Buffamonte.
 
Wednesday Little Cypress-Mauriceville offensive and defensive lineman, Tyler Howlett, with parent Lois and Joe and head coach Randy Crouch, signed with Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. Howlett’s academic scholarship starts at a base of $15,000 with the opportunity for an increase, which is dependent on results of a test that he will take later this spring. Howlett’s 20-4A stats include All-District Team honors during the 2012 season, the All-KOGT Offensive Line, the Orange Leader First Team Offensive Line, and the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team’s Offensive Line.
   
Kayleigh Roy (seated on the right) of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High school Lady Bears Softball Team, was surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, January 17, as she signed to play softball at Angelina Junior College.
Alex Sezer, a standout on the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School football team, is wrapping up his senior year one semester early and heading to College Station to be an Aggie when the spring semester begins. On Wednesday, December 19, Alex, signed to play football at A& M University. Alex rushed for 1,294 yards at 17 TD's.

2012 Coaches 20-4A All-District Football Team.

From left to right: Sarah Woods, All-District Honorable Mention; Haylea Hearn, Second Team All-District; Becky Davis, Academic All-State; Demi Sheppard, Academic All-State and First team All-District; Josie West ,All-District Honorable Mention
Brandon Humphrey of LCM will take his talents to Lamar University.  He was 7-3 as a junior.  Humphrey becomes the 32nd Division I signee from the LCM baseball program.

LCM Band received a ONE at the Marching Contest Oct. 20.

Friday night before the Little Cypress-Mauriceville football game against Lumberton, King Dustin DuCharme and Queen Demi Sheppard were crowned as Homecoming royalty.

The Bears whipped the Lumberton Raiders 37-6 on a cold windy night to keep their playoff hopes alive.

See more scores on the KOGT.com Sports Page. photo by Stump Weatherford

The homecoming court for Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School has been announced.  Senior Homecoming Court: Back row from left - Jedd Tate, Harley Rayburn, Becky Davis and Dustin DuCharme. Middle - Sean Laughlin, Demi Sheppard, Casey Viator, Connor Jaynes, Brandon Perry, Zoe Casteel and Landon Procella. Bottom - Lacy Woodard, Tara Thompson, and Victoria Elliott. Junior Court: From left, standing - Jace Robertson, Ivy Bland, and Jacob Richard. Seated - Dayja Arnold, Baylee Billiot, and Chelsea McLain. Sophomore Homecoming Court: Standing from left - Taryn Lacour, Tyler Smith, Chris Schilz, Jake Sonnier, Sophie Braud, and Dylan Gruber. Seated Mikaela Stegall and McKenzie Dileo. Freshman Homecoming Court: Top row - Cameron Parker, Drake Trawhon, Cameron Blanchard Bottom Row Kami Foskey, Alia Brown, and Payton Bickham.
 

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD announces the institution of three annual awards which will honor the alumni of LCM, a person in the community who has made a significant contribution to or impact on the District, and the students and staff who have so selflessly served their country in any branch of the military. The virtual LCM Military Wall of Honor will be posted on the District’s website at lcmcisd.org under the “Community” tab at the top of the home page. This Wall of Honor is to demonstrate respect, appreciation, and indebtedness for the service each person has given our country and this community. Any active military personnel or honorably discharged veteran who is an alumni or employee of Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, Mauriceville ISD, or Little Cypress ISD is eligible. The LCM Distinguished Alumni Award is to recognize and honor Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, Little Cypress ISD, or Mauriceville ISD graduates of character and ability, who have distinguished themselves in a manner that brings honor and/or positive recognition to the LCM District and community. The purpose of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor an individual of the utmost character and integrity who has made an extraordinary impact on the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD. Forms may be printed from the website and returned to the LCM CISD Central Office, c/o Sherry Combs, at 6586 FM 1130, Orange, Texas 77632. Applications may also be completed electronically and e-mailed to scombs@lcmcisd.org. If you have questions, please call Sherry at 409.883.2232 extension 3.

The LCM Honey Bear Drill Team Officers for 2012-13 are, first row: Captain Kristin Yokum; second row: Lieutenant Tricia Newman, Co-Captain Megan Lisle; third: Lieutenant Gabrielle Gonzales, Lieutenant Rebecca Sanford, Lieutenant Mckenzie Dileo.

 

LCM running back Alex Sezer has been offered a scholarship by the Texas A&M Aggies.  Sezer rushed for 600 yards last season and has qualified for State twice in the 100 and 200 meter sprint.
   
At the June meeting of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Board of Trustees, the Board’s attorney, Alan Sanders administered the oath of office to incoming member, Tammy Rountree. The Board reorganizes during the June meeting and officers are elected. All of the officers were eligible for re-election and it was voted to keep the current officers for a second year. They are: President – Don Anderson; Vice-President – David Jones; and Secretary – Danielle Heil.
   

2011-2012 School Highlights

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD held their annual Recognition Celebration. There were 95 employees who received service awards for five, up to 30 years of service to the students of LCM CISD. This year’s retirees include Principal Keith Lindsey - Little Cypress Junior High, Mary Lou Hude - Little Cypress Elementary, Elaine Reeh – Mauriceville Elementary, Gwen Cales – LCJH, Linda Vercher - LCMHS, and Vicki Gore - LCE. The District Elementary Teacher of the Year is LCE's Sommer Reynolds and the Secondary Teacher of the Year is Ronda Sunderland of Mauriceville Middle School. Teachers of the year from other campuses include Dawn Moore of Mauriceville Elementary, Cory Parsons of LCMHS, Susan Eby of LCJH, and Melanie Claybar of LCE. Shirley Colvin, assigned to LCE, is the Maintenance Employee of the Year, and Child Nutrition's selected Gwen Cales of LCJH as their Employee of the Year.
     

The LCM Class of 2012 Valedictorian is Payton Burns, the daughter of Steve and Clare Burns. She will be attending Texas A&M University and majoring in Accounting. Burns was a four time qualifier for regionals in cross country and track. She was President of the Key Club, National Honor Society Treasurer.

Casey Myers is the LCM Salutatorian. She is the daughter of Everett and Tonya Myers. This year Casey was Historian of Key Club, Secretary of National Honor Society, member of Bear Believers, and Sports Editor of Yearbook. She was also a member of the district champion doubles team in tennis. She will attend Lamar University Beaumont, studying English and Creative Writing.

 
   
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School named Mr. and Miss LCM, the 2012 Golden Bear, Medallion Winners and Star Students during the annual awards night, held at the High School on Tuesday, May 29. Scholarships were also announced. These totaled $1,724,360.  Hayden Reed and Connor Hanks were selected as Mr. and Miss LCM.  Bailey Gilbeaux received the Golden Bear award. MORE
   
Class Favorites
Mr. and Miss Little Cypress Junior High are Christian Fuselier and Rebecca Brown. Mr. & Miss Mauriceville Middle School are Cameron Blanchard and Joanal Chavez.
 

20-4A Coaches All-District Baseball Team

   
LCM's Alex Hackett (left), a first team all-district and Academic all-stater, will join teammate Megan Kemp on the San Jac volleyball team.

Brooke Brasseaux of LCM, who advanced to
 the state golf tournament will join the University of Houston-Victoria golf team.

Both athletes are standing with their coach Vicki Castino.

 

 
Three weeks ago Drake Blanchard got his Red Cross lifeguard certification. Monday, he started his first day of work as a lifeguard at the Orange Natatorium. By that time he wasn't new to his work. On Saturday, he used his CPR training to save a drowning girl during a birthday pool party. "I got a little practice in," he quietly said Tuesday afternoon at the natatorium. He hasn't met the 10-year-old girl yet. She was taken to a Houston hospital for observation. He heard she was released on Monday. The party was for his god sister in the Chasse Ridge subdivision in Little Cypress. Drake said when he arrived, people joked about him being a lifeguard and how they might need him. The time came. He recalls being off to the side talking with people. Grownups had seen the girl and brought her out. They began yelling his name to help with his lifesaving skills. "They always say people turn blue but I didn't know they turn that blue," he said about the girl. “If she had a pulse, it wasn’t much.” He didn’t panic. “I guess my training kicked in,” he said. On the first chest compression, the girl started spitting out water. Drake continued and got her breathing. Her color returned and gradually she gained consciousness. An ambulance came and took her to the hospital. Drake is quiet about his accomplishment. He hasn’t even told his Red Cross instructor. “Not many people know about it,” he said about the Saturday event. He’s 17 years old and a student at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High. Don’t call him a junior. “I’ll be a senior in a week,” he said. He has another year to go before high school graduation, but you could say he graduated summa cum laude in lifesaving.
 
After a successful season at Baton Rouge Community College, Kody Smith (LCM) has committed to joining the University of Louisiana-Lafayette where he will join former BC Cardinal Matt Hicks.

Hayden Reed wins 4A Discus with a throw of 196-2!
He finishes second in shot put.
Alex Sezer was 5th in the 100 at 10.8 and 5th in 200 with a time of 21.73.

There was a 1.5 hour rain delay in the LCM/Brenham game Friday after the Cubs had scored 4 runs in the first.  Brenham would go on to win 9-0 and advance to play the winner between Barbers Hill and Magnolia.

The Honey Bears Drill Team of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School have announced their new Honey Bear officers for the 2012-2013 school year. The officers were announced at the Honey Bears annual Installation tea. Pictured from left to right: Lieutenant- Gabrielle Gonzales, Lieutenant- Tricia Newman, Captain-Kristin Yokum, Co-Captain- Meagan Lisle, Lieutenant-Rebecca Sanford, Lieutenant- Mackenzie Dileo.
LCM's Brooke Brasseaux shoots 76-74 to finish in a tie for second at the 4A Regional Golf Tournament at Raven Nest GC and will advance to the State Tournament!
On Wednesday, April 11, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School senior Jordan Wells signed a full scholarship to play basketball at McNeese State University in Lake Charles. The 6-7 250 pound big man was the 20-4A Def, ploayer of the year who averaged 12.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game.
   
   
Speedster Alex Sezer joined Hayden Reed as a double gold winner in the 20-4A Track and Field Meet.  The junior won the 100 meters in 10.87 and the 200 in 21.61.  Payton Burns won the girls 800 meter run and finished third in 1600. Aaron Lilly was second in 1600 while the 4x400 relay team was third.  The Bears as a team finished third with 101 points. 1,600-meter relay was third.  Bears finish third with 101 points.
LCM's Hayden Reed paced the Bears performance at the 20-4A District Track and Field Meet held at Ozen High School Monday.

Reed won the shot with a toss of 62-8 and he won the discus with a throw of an even 184 feet.

Two other Bears that qualified for Regionals included Blythe Ferguson who had a second place finish in the shot put at 37-1.

Zoe Casteel also qualified with a second place finish in the Pole vault at 10-6.    No one from Vidor qualified on Monday. 

   
LCM senior Brooke Brasseaux won the 20-4A Golf Tournament.

1. Brooke Brasseaux, LCM, 78-80: 158
2. Felecia Sauceda, Nederland 82-81: 163
3. Shelbi Vincent, Nederland 85-83; 168

LCM's James Walker was the top Bear golfer with a two day total of 160.  Total results

   
LCM's Casey Myers and Hannah McLendon claimed the District 20-4A Doubles Tennis Championship on Tuesday, April 3. Erin Tutt earned Second Place in singles play. Taylor Barnwell is the LCM HS tennis coach.  They'll advance to Regionals in two weeks.

 

   

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Junior Nathan Howlett was elected as the Ricebelt District Future Farmer Association’s Historian on Tuesday, February 28. Nathan is the first district FFA officer from the LCMHS chapter in 18 years. The last district FFA officer from LCM was Michael Brewer, who was elected in 1994.

At the girls state high school powerlifting meet in Corpus Christi, LCM's Maygan Crosslyn finished second in the 165 class with a total of 910.  Vidor's Tobie Dorn was third in the 123 class with 770 pounds. LCM's Blythe Ferguson was fourth in the 220 class with 845 pounds.  For Bridge City, Kayden Church and Shayla Stankus were 12th and Simone Dies 14th in their respective weight classes.  Allison Haynes of WOS was also 14th in the 198 class.  Nederland had three girls win their weight divisions.  They are Makaley Harper, Alejandra Avila, and Ricki Calvert.  Lumberton's Kailin Richard won the 97 pound class and Livingston's Kelly Jo McLendon won the 220+ class.  Silsbee's Anshawnique Morrisey was second in the 3A 220+ class.

   
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Education Foundation dedicated a new brick and stone sign at the school district's Legacy Park. The landscaped park with a giant fiberglass bear under oak trees is on FM 1130 on the grounds of the administration building. The new sign includes a planter box that is filled with white petunias and yellow marigolds. With the plants' green leaves, the planting showed the school colors. Superintendent Dr. Pauline Hargrove honored the people and companies that contributed to the sign's installation. The group included Reunion Classes from 1952 through 1970, Frey's Landscape, Child's Building Supply, the LC-M Maintenance Department, LNG Terminal Services and Wes and Sylvia Bland.
LCM seniors Megan Kemp (left) signed with San Jac Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Brett Peveto signed with Tyler JC where both will play volleyball.  Both ladies were members of the All-KOGT Volleyball team this season.
     
LCM senior Jordan Wells scores a bucket Tuesday night in the Bears bi-district game against Crosby.

The Bears (19-16) took the lead for the first time in the third quarter before the Cougars went on a 16-4 run and won the game 48-40.

LCM 8 9 15 8 40
Crosby 12 9 11 16 48
LCM Pts.
Preston Armstrong 15
Jordan Wells 9
Leonard Curtis 5
Kenny Smith 5
Christian Wendt 4
Zach Barnwell 2
   
21-3A boys   21-3A girls   20-4A boys   20-4A girls  
H-Jefferson*
Silsbee*
H-Fannett
WOS
Orangefield
Bridge City
9-1
9-1
4-6
4-6
4-6
0-10
H-Jefferson*
H-Fannett*
Orangefield*
Bridge City
WOS
Silsbee
10-0
8-2
6-4
4-6
1-9
1-9
Nederland*
Central*
Ozen*
LCM*
Lumberton
Livingston
PNG
Vidor
12-2
12-2
11-3
8-6
2-13
6-8
4-10
1-13
Ozen*
Central*
Vidor*
Lumberton*
Livingston
LCM
Nederland
PNG
14-0
12-2
10-4
7-7
6-8
5-9
2-12
0-14
     
LCM's Hayden Reed signed a track scholarship with Alabama where he'll throw the shot and discus.  Preston Armstrong will play football at West Texas A&M in Canyon.  How big is Texas?  It's almost an 11 hour drive to Canyon!  Eight hours to Tuscaloosa.
     
LCM pitcher and outfielder, Ryan Carline, signed on Wednesday, January 25, to play for Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama. Carline was recruited for the junior college through LCM alum, Jake Rowell. Jake, a former catcher for LCM, is assistant coach for the MMI baseball program. Pictured are, from left - Trey Carline (brother), Coach Randy Crouch, father Paul, Coach Steve Griffith, Ryan, Coach Wayne Stephenson, mom Gina and brother Kyle.
   
LCM pitcher Camrie Helm signed a softball scholarship with Navarro Junior College in Corsicana.  She'll be joining Kaycee Spears from Deweyville.
   

All-KOGT Football Team

LCM's Jordan Harmon joins Eight Vidor Pirates on the Coaches 20-4A All-District Football Team.  Harmon lead the Bears with 25 receptions for 378 yards and five touchdowns. 
2011 LCM grad Emily Hughes was named the American Southwest Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year after helping guide the UT-Dallas soccer team that produced 15 shutouts in 20 games. Hughes was also named Second Team All-Conference.

Zach Drouillard signed to play baseball for Texas State University on Monday, November 14. Zach is pictured with parents, Jamie Drouillard and Nancy Blanchard, and from left, Athletic Director, Randy Crouch, Coach Steve Griffith, and Coach Wayne Stephenson. Zach has been an first team all-district performer the last two seasons. As a junior he led District 20-4A with 9 HR's and a .370 batting average. Over the summer he also performed well for both the SETX Gladiators and the Austin Wings.

Jane Dunn was the guest speaker for this year's Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School National Honor Society Induction, which was held on Thursday evening, November 11, in the LCM HS auditorium. According to the NHS sponsor Caroline Hennigan, this year's inductees include seniors Kendall Green, Jessica Hyder, Ashley McConnell, and Joshua Willis. Juniors being inducted are Caleb Bickham, Zoe Casteel, Rebecca Davis, Trevier Gonzalez, Jessica Hanson, Tyler Howlett, Harman Kaur, Sean Laughlin, Sarah Lea, Bryce Lemoine, Jacob Martin, Jimmy Mathis, Levi Morris, Brandon Perry, Kailey Rountree, Sarah St. John, Alex Sezar, Demi Sheppard, James Swan, Christian Wendt, and Lacy Woodard. Events leading up to the induction included the tapping, where current NHS members go to the class of potential inductees to inform them that they are invited to join, and a luncheon held for current and incoming NHS members. Ms. Dunn, chemistry teacher at LCM HS as well as speaker for the evening, was the 2009-2010 Secondary Teacher of the Year for LCM CISD, Region V Education Service Center, and one of three finalists for the Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. Picture includes the officers with Ms. Dunn and Sponsor Caroline Hennigan and the 2011 Inductees.

Brett Peveto, Megan Kemp, and Mallarie Hearn were named to the All-KOGT Volleyball Team.

LCM Lady Bears make All-District Volleyball Team. Back row left to right: Mallarie Hearn, Sr., (1st team); Brett Peveto, Sr. (1st team); Megan Kemp, Sr. (Offensive player of the Year); Kourtney Derouen, Sr. (2nd team). Front row left to right: Demi Sheppard, Jr. (Honorable mention); Josie West, Soph. (Honorable Mention); Alex Hackett , Sr. (1st team)

The LCM Junior Varsity Battlin’ Bears finished the season 9-1 and won the District Championship Thursday night with a 35-15 win over the Nederland Bulldogs. The Bears have had a great season averaging 25 points a game and holding their opponents to 10 or less points a game. Offensive standouts for the season were Quarterback Caleb Harley, WR Dalton Doyle, WR Teandre Gant, WR Quinton Johnson, and the Bear Offensive line (Robert Philpott, Slade Ferguson, Dustin Daigle, Rolando Benitez, and Jacob Hryhachuck. Defensive standouts for the season were OLB Logan Nash, OLB Jacob Richard, DL Coy Laughlin, DL Caleb Green, LB Troy Angelo, Cb Austin Lopez, and CB Josh Provost.

Former Lamar Cheerleaders Pauline Hargrove and Vicki Castino pose with Big Red and Ericka Trosclair at last weeks Homecoming Game where they recognized former cheerleaders.
20-4A Volleyball
(1)Livingston 12-2 Nederland 8-6
(3)PN-G 11-3 Vidor 3-11
(2)LCM 11-3 Lumberton 2-12
(4)Ozen 8-6 Central 2-12

Tuesday, Oct. 25:  Peyton Burns of LCM won the 20-4A Cross Country Meet while Nederland took first thru fourth in the boys race.  Results

After a big five set victory over PNG on the volleyball court, Kourtney Derouen was crowned Homecoming Queen while LCM quarterback Kyle Herferth was crowned King.  Unfortunately the Bears fall to PNG 35-7.
   
Julianne Viator, who played softball for the Galveston Whitecaps and the LCM Bears, will advance her playing career at Lamar when it begins play in the fall of 2012.

The LCM Cheerleaders attended NCA Cheer Camp at The Galveston Convention Center. They won numerous awards including: Top Camp Spirit Award, Stunt-Smart Award, Technical Excellence in Motions, Spot Award, Herkie Team Award, Superior Ribbons for daily cheer evaluations, a bid to the NCA National Competition, and the coveted Spirit Stick to take home to LCM. Back row (L to R): Bear Mascots: Chasity Chapman & Brandon Wesolowski. 3rd row: Jordan Parker, Aby Avery, Tara Thompson, GinnyAnn Byerly (All-American), Sydney Williams. 2nd row: Darian Buchanan, Kaitlyn Elliott, Sierra Locke, Shelby Alford, Ashley Eby, Carli Vela. 1st row: Kaley Lemoine, Lyndsey Windham (co-head cheerleader), Conner Hanks (co-head cheerleader & All-Amer), Macie Bell (All-Amer), Kelsie Wesolowski. Other Awards: Windham (Top Captain Leadership Award winner), Hanks (Offered a position on NCA Staff for Summer 2012), Chapman (Leadership Award, Unity Award, All-American Mascot) & Brandon W. (Most Spirited Mascot, Unity Award, All-American Mascot). Cheer Sponsors are Tana Thompson and Valrie Gilbeaux.

LCM volleyball coach Vicki Castino was honored Tuesday night with a trophy celebrating her 400th career win.  In her 23 years at the school Castino has also been a successful girls golf coach winning 12 district titles.  Standing behind Castino are Supt. Pauline Hargrove, Athletic Director Randy Crouch and Principal Terri Estes.
 

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD has announced updates to their Limited Open Enrollment policy. According to Superintendent, Dr. Pauline Hargrove, “We piloted the program during the second semester so that we could evaluate its effectiveness and make any necessary revisions prior to the first full year of operations, the 2011-2012 school year. 

After reviewing applications and considering input from staff, the community, and parents of prospective students, the following change recommendations were made by the Administration and approved by the LCM CISD Board of Trustees during the June meeting.

The following items have changed:

·         Kindergarten students will no longer have to wait until after the first week of school to be considered.  Applications are currently being accepted.

·         Students no longer need to have passed all subjects in all grading periods; instead, the student must have been promoted to the next grade level or be on track to be promoted to the next grade level.

·         Students who have already been accepted no longer automatically lose their enrollment eligibility if they receive two disciplinary referrals in a six weeks period; instead, it is now worded that there can be no problems of persistent misbehavior as determined by the principal.

Applications are being accepted for 2011-2012 enrollments.  The entire policy, application, and tuition forms are available on the LCM CISD website at www.lcmcisd.org. The link is on the right side of the page, just above the Gold Circle Award icon.  Applications are also available at the LCM Administration Building, 6586 FM 1130.  For additional questions, please call 409-883-2232, and dial “O” for the receptionist.


 

 

 
 
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